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Illegal rave shut down in Rutland village following "disruption"

‘A number of vehicles’ were stopped according to police

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 17 August 2021
Illegal rave shut down in Rutland village following "disruption"

An illegal rave near the village of Tixover in Rutland was shut down in the early hours of Sunday morning by police.

In a statement, Rutland Police said: "Officers are on the scene of a rave near Tixover. The event is now closing down & we are working with those present to minimise the disruption to local residents & prevent any further offences (including possible motoring offences) Sgt Smart.”

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The police confirmed around an hour later that they had cleared the area.

They continued: "A number of vehicles have been stopped & fortunately none of the drivers were intoxicated or under the influence of anything. Sorry for any inconvenience caused to local residents. Sgt Smart."

Equipment was removed from the site at 9:AM, with no arrests made and nobody driving believed to be under the influence.

A number of illegal raves took place during lockdown since the pandemic began, with a large event taking place in Bristol late last year.

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The UK government also considered the possibility of fining organisers up to £10,000 for organising illegal raves.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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